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Umpqua River Estuary

An estuary on the central Oregon coast where the Umpqua River meets the Pacific Ocean.

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An estuary on the central Oregon coast where the Umpqua River meets the Pacific Ocean.

Location: On the central Oregon coast where the Umpqua River meets the Pacific Ocean, near Reedsport and Winchester Bay, western Douglas County.

Description: Includes submerged lands, mudflats, sandflats, and lower salt marshes up to mean high tide. The estuary opens to the ocean at the southern tip of the Oregon Dunes National Recreational Area and to the north of the Umpqua River Lighthouse State Park. The estuary is approximately 6,544 acres in area and has a watershed of approximately 605 square miles.

Ornithological Highlights: Upwards of 5,000 waterfowl have been regularly counted here, as well as  greater than 1,000 shorebirds. The North Spit of the Umpqua River is a designated USFWS Western Snowy Plover Critical Habitat area.

For more information on Umpqua River Estuary, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

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Location: On the central Oregon coast where the Umpqua River meets the Pacific Ocean, near Reedsport and Winchester Bay, western Douglas County.

Description: Includes submerged lands, mudflats, sandflats, and lower salt marshes up to mean high tide. The estuary opens to the ocean at the southern tip of the Oregon Dunes National Recreational Area and to the north of the Umpqua River Lighthouse State Park. The estuary is approximately 6,544 acres in area and has a watershed of approximately 605 square miles.

Ornithological Highlights: Upwards of 5,000 waterfowl have been regularly counted here, as well as  greater than 1,000 shorebirds. The North Spit of the Umpqua River is a designated USFWS Western Snowy Plover Critical Habitat area.

For more information on Umpqua River Estuary, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

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